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Comment: future... (Score 4, Interesting) 138

by SETY (#48481259) Attached to: Shale: Good For Gas, Oil...and Nuclear Waste Disposal?

Why would we hide some of the most energy dense stuff known to man? Instead put it in long term storage, plan for say 200 years.
Sometime down the road future generations will reprocess it and use it. Unless energy gets super cheap, then in that case...Energy is super cheap and they will have no issue cleaning up the pasts mistakes.

Comment: Pure Greed (Score 1) 84

by SETY (#42796009) Attached to: Why Australian Telco's Plan To Shape BitTorrent Traffic Won't Work

20% of people do 80% of the work. 20% of the people do 80% of the innovation.20% of the people use 80% of the bandwidth.......Seems to be how the world works.
Maybe charge 5 cents per gigabyte, ie somewhere within 10x of the (telcos) cost and get rid of the socialist business models. The greed never ends.

Comment: Re:why not use meat (Score 1) 260

by SETY (#42496515) Attached to: In Vitro Grown Meat 'Nearly Possible'

Beef Is grown in New Mexico on range land, 1 acre per cow. Beef is grown on a high corn diet in other parts of the country. Beef is grown in Europe on a different diet. A rumen is an amazing thing. So if we decide corn is bad for some reason then the government can put a massive tax on it and beef cows will eat something else and meat will be more expensive in the store. Simple economics.
If you add enough taxes and costs to a farmers input costs because farming is "bad" then maybe laboratory meat will be cost competitive, but that is a big maybe.

Comment: Re:Was the gun legally obtained? (Score 1) 2987

by SETY (#42298131) Attached to: 27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

You do realize where the biggest (almost all) source of black market guns in Canada is? The US needs to get their shit together,whether that is mental hospitals or strict gun control I don't know. Someone has to get some balls and take responsibility instead of nothing changing after evey massacre.

Comment: slideshow pictures for non-working browsers: (Score 3, Informative) 206

by SETY (#42141119) Attached to: Inside an Amazon Warehouse

Comment: Re:Make fun of them all you want. (Score 1) 148

by SETY (#41620307) Attached to: Canadian Spying Case Proves Floppy Drive Isn't Dead Yet

Not that I really disagree, but from Canada's point of view who is a serious threat? China launching a marine invasion and holding the second biggest country on earth? The only serious threat to Canada is the USA and that war would be over rather quickly, so why bother with a huge military to defend against that?

Comment: GPS cost not coming down (Score 1) 104

by SETY (#40589963) Attached to: Ask Dr. Ramsey Faragher About Navigation/Positioning Technology

We bought our first GPS receiver in 1992 for $1500. Today we have GPS receivers for pennies in your cell phone with better accuracy. Why have costs not come down on higher end systems? Patents? Lack of Competition? For instance, in agriculture you buy a 1500$ receiver and the vendor sells you different levels of $2000 software unlock codes to go from 8" to 4" to 2" to 1.5" to 1" accuracy. Are they selling the receivers initially at a loss?

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